We’re getting a clearer picture of when a Coronavirus vaccine may become successfully available.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the 79-year-old director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that we will know by November or December if there might be a “safe and effective candidate.” Then, a vaccine might become available by April 2021.
“[A vaccine] will likely be [available] within the first quarter of 2021, by let’s say April of 2021,” he told CBS. “But that would be predicated on the fact that all of the vaccines that are in clinical trials have proven to be safe and effective.”
“We’ve made an estimate to have about seven hundred million doses by the end of April,” he added. “But that means from all six companies that we’re making investments in. That means that all six of those candidates have to have a vaccine that is proven to be safe and effective.”
All six vaccine trials have not been without issue. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine trial was just paused this week after a participant fell ill unexpectedly.